Floyd’s first public restrooms, AKA the Timber Frame Outhouse on Locust Street, is open and ready for you to do…er…well… your business.

Contractor Ed Irwin reported the restrooms officially opened on Friday, July 4, at 10 a.m. and Ed claims he was one of the first to use the facility.

The clockers and watchers who gather for breakfast over at Blue Ridge are scratching their heads and wondering:

  1. Will the town be able to keep the facilities clean?
  2. When will the first graffiti appear on the stall doors?
  3. Who will be the first public official to get caught in a "wide stance" in an adjoining stall?
  4. Will they run out of toilet paper?

Inquiring minds want to know.

UPDATE: Town Manager Mike Maslaney told the county Board of Supervisors Tuesday (07/08/08) that the first graffiti has already appeared in the new town outhouse. Didn’t take long.